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Johnson County, Wyoming

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  • Nate Champion (key figure in the Johnson County War) (1857 - 1892)
    "Nate" D. Champion (September 29, 1857 – April 9, 1892) was a key figure in the Johnson County War. Labeled falsely by the wealthy cattlemens association in Wyoming as a rustler, Champion was the first...
  • Frank M. Canton (1849 - 1927)
    Horner (September 15, 1849 – September 27, 1927), better known as Frank M. Canton, was a famous American Old West lawman, gunslinger, cowboy and at one point in his life, an outlaw.Early lifeHorner was...

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Johnson County was created on December 8, 1875, as Pease County and was organized in 1881. The county was named for Dr. E. L. Pease of Uinta County. In 1879 and was renamed Johnson, for E. P. Johnson, a Cheyenne attorney.

In April 1892, Johnson County was the scene of the Johnson County War, a range war between large cattle outfits and small stockgrowers.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Communities

  • Buffalo (County Seat)
  • Hazelton
  • Kaycee
  • Linch
  • Saddlestring
  • Sussex



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Bighorn National Forest (part)

WY GenWeb